Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller had a rough time before Congress last Wednesday. Mueller was unprepared, unaware of what his own Russia reported stated, and made it clear to many that he wasn’t actually the one calling the shots on the investigation.
After Mueller tanked Democrats impeachment plans, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler has unveiled his “plan B” to go after the president.
Now, Nadler’s committee is suing in federal court for access to grand jury evidence from the Mueller probe that Democrats claim they need to determine whether to begin impeachment proceedings against Trump.
The top Democrat claimed in a 53-page petition filed in U.S. District Court in Washington that he needs information regarding interactions between Trump campaign officials and Russian agents, as well as Trump’s alleged efforts to obstruct the Mueller probe by directing former White House Counsel Don McGahn to remove the special counsel.
In other words, this is the Witch Hunt 2.0.
Here’s the cherry on top: Nadler is threatening Attorney General William Barr because he won’t allow the Department of Justice to reveal sensitive information redacted in the Mueller report.
That’s right — Nadler wants to sue Barr because the AG won’t break the law to reveal sensitive and classified information.
“The House must have access to all the relevant facts and consider whether to exercise its full … powers, including a constitutional power of the utmost gravity: recommendation of articles of impeachment,” Nadler said.
He also said Mueller’s grand jury information “is critically important for our ability to examine witnesses, including former White House counsel Don McGahn, and to investigate the president’s misconduct.”
House Judiciary Committee ranking Republican Doug Collins called out Nadler for his obvious witch hint.
“Judiciary Democrats are suing for grand jury material to which they have no right,” Collins said in a statement. “Chairman Nadler’s legal action here is sure to fail, weakening Congress’s ability to conduct oversight now and into the future.”
For the record, roughly 92 percent of the Mueller report has been made available to Congress and the public.
The only information that is redacted pertains to grand jury secrecy, meaning it would literally be against federal law for Attorney General William Barr to make available.
Beyond that, Democrats have been scrambling after Mueller’s testimony before two House committees last week was nothing short of a total disaster.
President Trump dropped a bombshell that could potentially lead to Mueller behind bars.
Trump took to Twitter on Thursday to call out Mueller for claiming that he did not apply and interview for the job of FBI Director.
Mueller testified under oath that he did not know he was being considered for the job of FBI Director when he sat down with Trump in the Oval Office in May 2017.
This is significant because Trump says he met with Mueller at the White House for an interview to see if he would nominate him to lead the FBI.
If Trump is telling the truth, that means Mueller lied under oath.
The ex-special counsel also got caught several times contradicting his own report.
Mueller came under fire for lying about why he decided not to charge the president with a crime.